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South-Africa : Mamelodi Sundowns - Maritzburg United - 02/09/2012

Source : http://www.bdlive.co.za

Irate Mamelodi Sundowns fans clashed with police and stadium security personnel as the angry mob tried to reach beleaguered coach Johan Neeskens at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Sunday.

Sundowns were beaten 2-1 by KwaZulu-Natal visitors Maritzburg United and the crowd took out their frustration on Neeskens, demanding that he be fired immediately.

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) will have to act fast because supporters are frequently choosing to voice their displeasure through violence.

The PSL disciplinary committee is seen by observers to have become a lame, toothless structure since the departure of former prosecutor Zola Majavu. The organisation will need to prove it is still in control if the damaging scenes becoming commonplace at domestic matches are to be halted.

Sundowns supporters chanted former Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane’s name on Sunday and tried to force open the gates that lead to the stadium tunnel in an attempt to get to the Sundowns change room.

Security initially seemed overwhelmed as the numbers swelled but riot police soon arrived and temporarily took control of the situation. But the supporters were not finished, and simply retreated to the back of the stadium and kept a watch for the stadium exit.

The irate supporters were also not pleased that Neeskens once again preferred to start with star midfielder and potential match winner Elias Pelembe on the bench. The two reportedly clashed last season and Neeskens has not played him since.

It was the second time within a matter of days that an angry mob of supporters has threatened to reduce a premiership match to farce.

Similar scenes were witnessed last week when enraged Orlando Pirates supporters threw objects onto the pitch after the club was beaten 3-0 by SuperSport United in an MTN8 semifinal match at Orlando Stadium.
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Dundee United fined £13,500 after fans brawled at Tannadice Euro clash - 07/09/2012

Source : http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk

FANS of Dinamo Moscow clashed with United fans during the Tannadice leg of their Europa League match.

DUNDEE United have accepted a £13,500 UEFA fine fans brawled in the stands during their Europa League game against Dnamo Moscow at Tannadice.

Opposing supporters clashed in the stand during the 2-2 first-leg draw on August 2 and United confirmed that UEFA's control and disciplinary body had also punished them for a pitch invasion in the third qualifying round match.

United confirmed they would not appeal and chairman Stephen Thompson said: "It is extremely disappointing that the actions of a few individuals have imposed this financial penalty on the club.

"We are working alongside Tayside Police to identify the individuals involved in the crowd disturbance and the person who encroached on the pitch has already been notified of a lifetime ban."

Fans clashed in the Jim McLean Fair Play Stand when supporters from the visiting section climbed up into the upper tier, which housed United fans.

Tayside Police said three fans had been arrested and seven ejected from the ground on the night.

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Cyprus : Three more hooligans sentenced to jail - 07/09/2012

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THREE men were yesterday sentenced to seven and five months in jail in connection with fan violence that saw a European football match abandoned in August.
Two of the men, aged 22 and 26, were jailed for seven months and a 25-year-old got five months.
The three had taken part in a pitch invasion that forced the referee to abandon the Europa League fixture between Anorthosis Famagusta and Georgian side Dila Gori.
They also faced charges in connection with destroying a television camera worth around €50,000.
"Good behavior should be the rule and not the exception and sporting grounds playgrounds should become – as in the past – places for entertainment, sportsmanship and healthy competition,” the court said. “Games must stop being used as excuses for vandalism and the expression of intolerance.”
The court added: “Those who cannot control themselves should realise that they will pay a heavy price for their behaviour.”
Four others, aged between 20 and 27, have already been jailed for four months for their participation in the trouble.
It started when a local fan ran onto the pitch a few minutes before the final whistle and headed towards the home team goalie, as Dila Gori led 3-0.
Police tried to arrest the man as other supporters poured onto the pitch to stop them, forcing the referee to abandon the game.
Anorthosis has been fined €50,000 by the European football authority, UEFA, and will also play their next three European games behind closed doors.
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Cyprus : Authorities finally showing zero tolerance for football hooliganism - 07/09/2012

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THE AUTHORITIES must be congratulated for getting tough with the football hooligans and adopting a zero-tolerance approach.
Yesterday another three hooligans were given prison sentences (seven months for two of them and five months for the other) by Larnaca district court, for causing trouble on the pitch and destroying a television camera during a Europa League qualifying game. A day earlier, a 22-year-old man was sentenced to four months in prison for causing trouble at the same game; the same sentence was imposed previously on another three men, charged with the same offence. Before that a 17-year-old was banned from football grounds for three months.
What is even more commendable is the speedy handling of the cases. Normally, it would have taken two years before a suspected hooligan appeared before a judge, whereas the latest cases were dealt with in record time. Within a month of committing the offences, the troublemakers were tried and sentenced.
Nobody likes to see young men serving time – they were in their 20s – but the truth is that the authorities had to get tough. For too long tolerance was shown to hooligans who were often let off with nothing more than a police warning or a fine, if the case went to court. This approach, obviously, did not work with more and more incidents of hooliganism every year.
There were attacks on buses carrying supporters, pitched battles outside stadiums, attacks on policemen and use of Molotov cocktails, not to mention the damage caused to property. Many were injured in the trouble, but fortunately there were no fatalities, which could not have been ruled out if there was no tough action.
Against this background and with the danger of hooliganism veering totally out of control, prison sentences became an imperative. It is the strongest possible deterrent against violent and threatening behaviour at football grounds. Youngsters will think twice about engaging in mindless acts of hooliganism when there is the possibility of a prison sentence if they are caught.
The hooligans had left society with no choice other than a zero tolerance policy, which needs to be maintained if crowd trouble at sports events is to be eliminated. We hope the tough measures were not taken to impress UEFA, European football’s governing body, given that the crowd trouble took place during a European fixture. The zero tolerance approach needs to be maintained by the police and the courts, because it is the only way to end the hooliganism that plagues Cyprus sport.
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Croatia - Macedonia - 07/09/2012

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A brawl erupted inside the North end between Armata from Rijeka and Gademzi from Karlovac members. Police had to intervene.

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wrong info not fight between Armada and Gademzi. Security start fight with Armada and Gademz help Armada,after that come police and arrested few fans

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Argentina: Ameghino Comodoro Rivadavia - Ciudadela - 01/09/2012

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Supporters fronted before joining together to confront police.
People heard at least 5 gunshots.

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Croatia : Lokomotiva Zagreb - Dinamo Zagreb - 01/09/2012

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Some skirmishes opposed BBB and policemen after firecrackers were threwn in direction of the pitch.

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Hungary : FC Ajka – Zalaegerszegi TE - 01/09/2012

Source : http://www.nemzetisport.hu

The game was stopped after 77 minutes of playing after some Zala supporters invaded the pitch.
Police intervened and thre game re-started

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Sweden :IFK Goteborg fans invade training camp - 01/09/2012

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About fifty IFK Goteborg, angry about the last results of their loved-ones, invaded the training camp.

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Switzerland : FC Thoune - Servette Genève - 02/09/2012

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Some skirmishes broke out after the game, opposing rival fans.
51 fans were controlled by police.
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Monténégro - Poland - 07/09/2012

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Local authorities said about thirty polish supporters caused troubles but also attacked police. Ten of them were arrested.

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Ten Polish fans arrested ahead of World Cup qualifier

Ten Polish football fans have been arrested ahead of Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Montenegro after clashes with police on Thursday in the southern coastal town of Budva.

"In an incident which took place at Budva, thirty Polish fans not only disturbed the peace but also attacked police officers. Ten of them were arrested," Montenegro's Interior Minister Ivan Brajovic confirmed.

Local media reported that some visiting fans had gone on the rampage through the town on Thursday morning and attacked police who tried to intervene.

Brajovic warned that any fan found guilty of disturbing the peace would be expelled immediately from the country.

It is the second incident involving Polish fans in Montenegro this year after 11 people, including seven police officers, were injured last July during a Champions League qualifier between Buducnost Podgorica and Polish side Slask Wroclaw.


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FC Utrecht vs FC Twente : no away fans - 04/09/2012

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Next game opposing Utrecht and Twente, in November, the 18th, will play without Twente supporters due to the brawl of last season where policemen were wounded and dozens of supporters arrested.

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VFL Wolfsburg - Hannover 96 - 02/09/2012

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If a large amount of policemen were on duty to avoid troubles between rival fans, two supporters were arrested.
Police have identified 35 category C supporters.

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Frankfort (Germany) Vs Nancy (France) - 13 Vs 13.

Germans won after 1min40.
Real good fight between both mobs with some wounds of both sides.


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Bulgaria - Italy - 06/09/2012

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A fight broke out in the second half between Levski Sofia and Beroe Stara Zagora fans.
Police intervented serious injuries from both sides.

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3 Hooligans Sentenced after Bulgaria-Italy Football Game

5 hooligans were detained, with 3 of them tried and sentenced Saturday, following Friday night's Brazil 2014 football world championship qualifier between Italy and Bulgaria.

The Sofia District Court sentenced Saturday 3 of the hooligans, banning them from sports events for two years.

Two of them have also to stay under arrest for 10 days, while the third will be held 15 days.

The two other hooligans, who are underage, have been returned to their families and will be tried later.

The five were detained by police ahead of the Friday game, after they engaged in a fight, being supporters of rival teams Levski and CSKA.

Two policemen have been hit by projectiles in the skirmish.


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Russia: Free fight - 06/09/2012

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CSKA lads from Saint Petersburg + SKA vs Zenit Spb youth

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Russia: Metallurg Lipetsk – Metallurg Vyksa - 09/09/2012

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The fight began because of Spartak fans from Lipetsk that came to the home tribune Metallurg and settled on another sector because they didn`t want to stand together. Then Metallurg started to threaten Spartak and after some phrases Metallurg moved to Spartak and attacked. Then the police involved.

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Russia: Tom Tomsk - Enisey Krasnoyarsk - 10/09/2012

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10 vs 10
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Moldova - England - 07/09/2012

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Apparently, it kicked off on Thursday night between some England fans and locals at the train station (to be confirmed but was told by a few lads).

The next day, a fight broke out around 6pm between Bristol Rovers Youth and another group of lads - probably Bristol City at the Palatu Nacional where most English had gathered.
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Czech Republic: Free fight - ??/09/2012

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"Blood on our hands": The Hillsborough cover-up and how police sought to blame dead fans for their own failings - 12/09/2012

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South Yorkshire Policebranded “vengeful and spiteful” by families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died on April 15 1989

The police force responsible for a “monumental cover-up” over the Hillsborough disaster finally admitted yesterday: “We’ve got blood on our hands.”

The cynical, calculated action of South Yorkshire Police was branded “vengeful and spiteful” by families of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the Sheffield stadium April 15, 1989.

In a dossier exposing the appalling attempts to blame Liverpool supporters for the deaths, the full extent of the force’s back-pedalling is laid bare for the first time after 23 years.

The report, compiled following a two-year investigation by an independent panel, found:

* up to 164 statements from officers were falsified or amended to shift blame from the police on to innocent supporters – with 116 having potentially damaging comments deleted.

* stricken fans, including children as young as 10, had their blood alcohol levels tested immediately after the fatal crushes to try to show they were drunk and out of control.

* checks were made on the police national computer of those who died in a desperate bid by police to see if they had criminal records “to impugn their reputations”.

* senior officers and Tory MP Irvine Patnick put forward damaging and wholly untrue allegations to a Sheffield news agency – infamously published in The Sun – that fans stole from the dead and urinated on police.

South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton admitted last night: “It is a damning report and I was shocked.

“I would offer my profound apologies to the families of the 96 and Liverpool fans as a whole. Statements were changed to try and make things better than they were and that is unacceptable at any level.”

He said he “stands ready” to help prosecute anyone who has broken the law. He added: “The cover-up has lasted for 23 years.”

Asked if the South Yorkshire force had blood on its hands he said: “In a manner of speaking, maybe. Yes, I think so.”

The report into how police responded in the aftermath of the disaster is damning.

It says: “They sought to deflect responsibility on to the Liverpool fans, presenting a case that emphasised exceptional levels of drunkenness and aggression, alleging many arrived at the stadium late, without tickets and determined to force entry. Beyond police accounts, there is no evidence of substance to support this view.”

Even as distraught relatives were identifying the bodies of loved ones they were subjected to “insensitive, intrusive and irrelevant” questioning about their drinking habits, the report says.

Amid growing fears that police would come under public attack, then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was briefed on the situation following the publication of Lord Justice Taylor’s report, which rightly blamed the disaster on the police’s failure to exert control.

She was told “the defensive and at times close to deceitful” behaviour of senior cops in South Yorkshire Police “sounded depressingly familiar”. Just five years earlier Thatcher had used the same force to police the miners’ strike.

Suspicions remain that clear instructions were issued following the Thatcher briefing that the police were not to be held responsible – triggering the start of the cover-up. Asked about the existence of minutes from that

notorious meeting, Prof Phil Scraton, a member of the independent panel, said: “There is probably no such document.

“Her [Thatcher’s] press secretary Bernard Ingham said a tanked-up mob had forced its way into the stadium. But that was verbal information. To think it was committed to paper would be wrong.”

David Cameron yesterday issued a profound apology on behalf the nation to the families of the 96. He said they had suffered a “double injustice” – the failure of authorities on the day and the “indefensible” cover-up that followed.

He told a hushed Commons the details of the report “completely took your breath away”.

He said: “With the weight of the new evidence in this report, it is right for me today as Prime Minister to make a proper apology to the families of the 96 for all they have suffered over the past 23 years.” Many MPs were in tears as he detailed how lives could have been saved and how the fans were vilified by the police.

He said it was “wrong” the families had to wait for so long for the truth and “wrong” that the police altered records and tried to blame the fans.

The PM condemned “the injustice of the denigration of the deceased – that they were somehow at fault for their own deaths”.

He added: “On behalf of the Government – and indeed our country – I am profoundly sorry for this double injustice that has been left uncorrected for so long.”

Leigh MP Andy Burnham said the report had revealed a “monumental cover-up” and a “sickening campaign of vilification against the victims”.

He said it exposed a “catalogue of negligence, appalling failure and sheer mendacity” in a tragedy that should have been prevented. Liverpool Walton MP Steve Rotheram added: “This shows the city was right – that there was a deliberate attempt to shift the blame and to instigate a cover-up at the very highest level.”

Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, said: “I think what the families have been put through for 23 years has been an absolute disgrace.

“They [the police] were the liars and we were the truthful and innocent ones and it’s been proven today.

“The apology doesn’t make us feel better because we are still and always will be the losers at Hillsborough.” She added: “The families and supporters were the eyes, the ears, and by God, we were the voices and we used our voices to get to this stage and I’m so proud of all our families for that.”

South Yorkshire ambulance service, Sheffield Wednesday and the city’s council also apologised yesterday to relatives of the victims.

In a statement, Liverpool FC said: “The club commends the report and welcomes the Prime Minister’s apology to the families and survivors on behalf of the Government.

“After 23 long and painful years, our fans have finally been fully exonerated of all blame. Today, the world knows what we have always known – that Liverpool fans were not just innocent on that terrible day but that there was reprehensible and hurtful misrepresentation of the truth.”

Club chairman Tom Werner added: “We hope the findings will give some comfort to the families.”

Flowers, football shirts, scarves and teddy bears, were left near a memorial stone at Hillsborough yesterday.

And thousands of people gathered in Liverpool city centre last night for a vigil in memory of those who died.

Yesterday ex-Tory MP Sir Irvine Patnick refused to comment on calls for him to be stripped of his knighthood following his “shameful” comments after the disaster.

Sir Irvine is said to have suggested at the time that drunken Liverpool fans forced entry to the ground and contributed to the fatal crush – claims that have now been shown to be completely false.

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The time when football fans were hated - 22/09/2012

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk

This week's revelations about the cover-up over Hillsborough conjured up memories of an era when the ordinary football fan was often seen as little more than a hooligan.

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Hillsborough happened at the end of the 1980s, a decade that had seen the reputation of football fans sink into the mire.

A wave of hooliganism, with the Heysel incident of 1985 perhaps the most sickening episode, was justification enough for many who wanted to see football fans closely controlled.

Earlier that year, the Kenilworth Road riot saw Millwall fans climb out of the away terrace and storm areas of Luton fans, ripping up seats and hurling them at the home supporters. Luton banned away fans for the next four seasons.

These incidents, involving a minority, had the effect of tarnishing all fans and often led to them being treated like a cross between thugs and cattle.

The fanzine When Saturday Comes (WSC) this week republished the editorial it ran immediately after Hillsborough.

"The police see us as a mass entity, fuelled by drink and a single-minded resolve to wreak havoc by destroying property and attacking one another with murderous intent."

It went on: "The implication is that 'normal' people need to be protected from the football fan. But we are normal people."

The 1989 image of football fans as scum - anti-social, violent young men who'd drunk too much - perhaps goes some way to explain the egregious behaviour of some of the emergency services and others after Hillsborough.

The police, a Sheffield Conservative MP and the Sun newspaper among others, shifted the blame for what happened to the fans.

To see fans as part of a mindless mob today seems grossly unfair.

And things have changed dramatically. Anyone attending this week's England game at Wembley would have met courteous police officers and stewards, treating the thousands of fans as they would any other large crowd.

Looking back today, WSC editor Andy Lyons says football was in a completely different place in 1989. The early 80s saw attendances falling. Football was rarely on television - there was a time when ITN stopped giving the football results. The Thatcher government after Hillsborough wanted to bring in a membership card scheme for all fans. "They wanted to treat them in an almost militaristic way," Lyons says.

Fences were seen as a good thing. It was a law and order issue. But football violence was highlighted more than any other violence.

"If there was ever violence at rock concerts or by holidaymakers, it didn't get anything like the coverage that violence at football matches got," Lyons argues.

Anyone who watched football at that time will have their own stark memories. The stadiums were primitive. Men urinated against walls or into sinks at half-time due to the lack of toilets. What few women fans there were would have struggled to find a ladies toilet.

Fans stood packed together like sardines on the terraces, behind and sometimes under fences.

The policing left no room for the individual. Liverpool fan Tony Evans, now the Times' football editor, remembers an away game at Nottingham Forest where he was kicked by a policeman for trying to go a different route to the police escort. He was heading back to Luton but the police wanted him to travel en masse with those going back to Liverpool.

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Between 1990 and 1994 football went through a social revolution”

Anthony King
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"When you went to a football match you checked your civil liberties in at the door. The police treated you however they wished."

Class was a crucial part of fan identity. Put a lot of young working class men into cramped surroundings, add tribalism, and you will get problems, Evans says. But usually it was spontaneous flashpoints rather than the "mythologised" organised hooliganism.

The stadiums were ramshackle and noisy. Danger hung in the air along with the cigarette smoke. That was part of the thrill for many young men, Evans says. And it bred a camaraderie that is missing today.

Standing on Liverpool's main terrace - the Kop - there would always be the same few dozen people in a certain spot.

After Hillsborough, Lord Justice Taylor's report into the disaster recommended all-seater stadiums.

"Between 1990 and 1994 football went through a social revolution," says sociologist Anthony King, author of The End of the Terraces.

"How do you break the cycle? You fundamentally change the geography of stadiums. Squalid facilities encouraging and sometimes demanding poor public behaviour have gone."

The rawness of terrace culture was part of the problem.

"The crowd generates an intoxicating collective effervescence," he argues. "This is where the point about everyone getting treated like scum comes in. Sociological research has shown that even people with no intention of engaging in violence or disorder change in that environment."

Culturally football has moved to the mainstream. Lyons says fans have gone from being participants to consumers. Stadiums are modern and well run, with numerous catering concessions and sensitive policing. It is the post-Nick Hornby era of the middle class football fan. Live games are on TV almost every night of the week. Everywhere one looks, football fans lurk, from political high office to the Royal family, the arts and business.

Money has poured in as the game has globalised. The police, authorities and media could no longer get away with the kind of attitude that fans were treated to in the 1980s.

Evans bemoans the fact that a child growing up in East Anglia is today as likely to support Barcelona as Norwich City.

"So much of that was bad that needed to be got rid of," says Evans. "But with it has gone so much good that made the game grow. Part of me misses that rawness, the primitive conditions and the ability to turn up and watch football wherever and whenever I want without a season ticket."

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